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Day and Night World Map

The map below shows the current position of the Sun and the Moon. It shows which parts of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

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Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 14:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 20' South, Longitude: 38° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.12 meters/second, 1544.8 km/hour, 959.9 miles/hour or 834.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.00 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 misouth16.00 mi
1 hour14° 59' 44.5"959.57 miwest0° 00' 19.2"0.37 misouth959.55 mi
24 hours0° 06' 12.7"6.63 mieast0° 07' 30.0"8.60 misouth10.86 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 14:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 14' North, Longitude: 150° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.55 meters/second, 1593.2 km/hour, 990.0 miles/hour or 860.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.50 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 misouth16.50 mi
1 hour14° 32' 27.0"989.88 miwest0° 09' 49.1"11.25 misouth990.20 mi
24 hours11° 01' 10.5"750.20 mieast4° 09' 10.5"285.42 misouth806.61 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Vitória *Tue 12:24 PM283 km176 miles153 nmNorthwest NW
Niterói *Tue 12:24 PM460 km286 miles248 nmWest W
Rio de Janeiro *Tue 12:24 PM469 km291 miles253 nmWest W
Belo Horizonte *Tue 12:24 PM614 km382 miles332 nmWest-northwest WNW
São Paulo *Tue 12:24 PM828 km514 miles447 nmWest W
SalvadorTue 11:24 AM1037 km644 miles560 nmNorth N
Brasilia *Tue 12:24 PM1209 km752 miles653 nmNorthwest NW
RecifeTue 11:24 AM1627 km1011 miles878 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Asuncion *Tue 11:24 AM1958 km1217 miles1057 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaTue 11:24 AM2056 km1278 miles1110 nmNorth N
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